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Halloween 2017: Mermaid Makeup

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try…

Halloween is the one night of the year where you get to be whatever you want to be.  There are so many different costumes and makeup looks you can try out to make it the best Halloween yet!  Mermaid costumes are easy to pull off and fun to create a makeup look for.  Here’s an easy makeup tutorial you can try out this Halloween!

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First, let’s focus on the eyes.  You’ll need to apply a teal or lighter blue eyeshadow base on your lids to begin.  Next, take a darker blue and apply it to your brow bone to give your eyes some more depth.  Now, pick a bright purple and apply this to your lower lash line and up to the outer corner of your lid.  Make sure you blend!  You can even add some glitter and shimmer to make your eyes pop even more.

Next comes the fun part.  You’ll need a pair of classic fish net tights to create the “mermaid scale” effect on your skin!  Take your pair of leggings and slide them over your head (try not to mess up your eyeshadow!).  Take a brush covered in purple eyeshadow and dab the brush over the tights on your cheek bone.  You can even incorporate some pinks and blues into your scales as well.  After you’re finished, I suggest taking scissors and cutting off the tights to make sure you don’t smear your product!  Then, you’re finished! 🙂

What are you going to be this Halloween?  Let me know in the comment section below (I need ideas… Haha!).

XOXO – Chelsea

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DIY Pumpkin Lantern Décor

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy,…

I love getting crafty for fall especially with tons of different seasonal DIYs! Although there’re so many to choose from, I want to share with you one that’s quick, easy, and perfect to decorate your room with!

When I was younger we used to carve a jack-o’-lantern faces on ourChelsea Crockett - Pumpkin DIY pumpkins, add a tea light, and set them out for trick-or-treaters to admire.  Now that I’m older, I discovered an even better way to carve my pumpkin.  I found this idea on Pinterest and it’s so cute!  First, you’ll have to pick out the perfect pumpkin!  Next, cut out the bottom of the pumpkin, and clean out all of the seeds and insides. Then, take a drill with different size bits and drill holes all around the pumpkin. You can make designs with horizontal or vertical lines or even spell out a word!

After you’ve completed drilling the holes in your pumpkin, add a tea light to the bottom of it and the light will shine right through! It’s fun to create a few different sized pumpkins and make the design different on each one (like the picture on the right). When they’re lit up next to each other, they look adorable!

XOXO – Chelsea

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A Few Things To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

On Halloween this year I sat on my porch and handed out candy to a ton of little cuties. Passing out all of that candy got me thinking, I wonder…

On Halloween this year I sat on my porch and handed out candy to a ton of little cuties. Passing out all of that candy got me thinking, I wonder what happens to all of that candy? Surely you can’t eat allll of it. Hello tummy ache! I looked up a few ways to put your leftover Halloween candy to good use.

  1. Freeze it: Freeze your candy to keep it good! Then, throughout the year, you will be able to use the candy in milkshakes, ice cream, and cookie dough!
  2. DIY trail mix: If your Halloween candy included m&m’s or other little candies, make your own trail mix by adding in pretzels, nuts and dried fruit!images-1
  3. In your coffee: Yes, in your coffee! If you have mini chocolate bars, add them to your coffee to make a quick and easy mocha.
  4. Keep some for snacking: Toss a couple of pieces into your purse or backpack for when you need a sugar fix.
  5. Donate it: There are organizations that take donations of candy and give them to those in need or even our troops overseas.

As for Halloween candy, eating it doesn’t have to be the only thing you can do with it!

XOXO, Chels

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S’Mores Brownies

What could be better than brownies? S’mores brownies! Now you don’t need a campfire to enjoy s’mores. These treats are great to bring to Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or just…

What could be better than brownies? S’mores brownies! Now you don’t need a campfire to enjoy s’mores. These treats are greatsmores-brownies-1-550 to bring to Halloween parties, fall gatherings, or just to enjoy with friends!

Ingredients:

  • Brownie mix, including ingredients required on box
  • 8 cinnamon graham crackers, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • Three large Hershey’s bars, broken into equal pieces

Prepare the brownies according to the package directions and bake them in a 9×13 baking dish. Take the brownies out of the oven after they are done and set the oven to broil. Top the brownies with the broken graham crackers and marshmallows. Place the brownies in the oven and broil until the marshmallows start to brown. Take them out and top them with the chocolate pieces. Once the chocolate has slightly melted, cut the brownies into squares. Then enjoy!!

These brownies just scream “fall.” 🙂

XOXO, Chels

 

Recipe via: http://www.pipandebby.com/pip-ebby/2012/12/8/smores-brownies.html

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Nachos: Caramel Apples Edition

October is here, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Fall is in the air, and with that comes changing leaves, cooler weather, and of course “fall themed” food!…

October is here, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! Fall is in the air, and with that comes changing leaves, cooler weather, and of course “fall themed” food! Today on the blog we are going to give nachos a fun little spin. If you like caramel apples, then you’re going to love this new take on nachossalted-caramel-apple-nachos-1024x885

Ingredients:

  • 4 large green apples
  • ½ package unwrapped caramels or caramel bits
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • ½ package white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 crushed Heath bar

Clean and dry the apples. Slice them, then arrange them on whatever you are serving the nachos on. I recommend a large serving platter. Next, place the caramels in a glass bowl with 1 tablespoon of water and microwave for 25 seconds at a time until they are melted. Drizzle this over the apples, then place the white chocolate chips in a separate glass bowl and microwave just like you did with the caramels. Drizzle this over the apples as well. Then sprinkle the mini chocolate chips and crumbled Heath bar over the apples. Serve right away or refrigerate until you want to eat it.

This is the perfect treat to bring to a Halloween party or fall get-together!

XOXO, Chels

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2016 Fall Bucket List

Fall festivities are some of the best of the entire year!  Apart from breaking out my boots and sweaters, I’m getting ready for all the bonfires and haunted houses I…

Fall festivities are some of the best of the entire year!  Apart from breaking out my boots and sweaters, I’m getting ready for all the bonfires and haunted houses I plan to attend!  There are so many different ways to spend your fall, so I put together a fun bucket list for you and your friends to get the most out of this season!

  • Go on a hike.  Fall is the best time of the year to go on a hike.  It’s the perfect weather to be outside.  You also get to see all of the leaves changing colors! (Plus, being active never hurts!)
  • Halloween time is the best time for a scary movie night with your BFFs! Chelsea Crockett - Halloween Treat  If you’re not into scary movies, you can always watch some classic Halloween movies such as Hocus Pocus or Halloween Town!
  • Bake, bake, bake!  There are so many festive treats to make like the picture on the right that’ll make your mouth water.
  • Carve a pumpkin (and eat the pumpkin seeds!).  Whenever my family carves pumpkins, we always salt and bake the seeds at the end.  Not only do you get a jack-o-lantern out of it but a yummy snack, too!
  • Go to a haunted house or trail.  You can’t have Halloween without a little scare! 
  • Make s’mores.  If you have a bonfire, s’mores along with apple cider are a necessity!  Fun fact: even if you don’t have a bonfire, there are ways to make them using your microwave!
  • Have a fall photoshoot.  It’s so fun to dress up in sweaters and boots and take fun pictures outside with your friends!  At least it makes for a good Instagram post, right?

What else do you have on your fall bucket list? If you haven’t made one, I urge you to make the best of this season!

XOXO – Chelsea

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Simple Halloween Makeup 2016

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and…

Halloween is the only time of the year that you can play dress up no matter how old you are!  I always love taking it to the next level and going all out with my Halloween makeup.  There are hundreds of different looks you can try, but I wanted to pick some of the simpler ones to share with you all!  Makeup might not be your best talent, so here are some easy-to-do tutorials!

Zombie makeup is always super easy to pull off.  Last year, I had to work an event at my school and had to dress up as a zombie!  I went all out and put makeup all over my body (as you can see in the picture above)! Chelsea Crockett - Rainbow Filter Makeup For this look, I used a lighter foundation for my face to make it look pale.  I then took black and purple eyeshadow to give my eyes and cheeks a hollowed look. Depending on how much you want to add, apply different shades of red paint to your face, arms, etc. for fake blood!  Most Halloween stores will even sell paint for this exact use!

Being a Snapchat filter is such a fun and trendy way to show off your makeup skills this year!  The two easiest looks to try out are the rainbow and deer filters!  Once again, Halloween stores will sell face paint that’s made just for this purpose.  Painting on the filter like the picture on the left isn’t hard to do!  As for the deer filter, simply using a contour kit, black eyeliner, and concealer will seal the deal.  Just google it and a picture will show up for you to go off of!   

What are you being for Halloween this year?  Let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Halloween! – Chels

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Quick & Simple DIY Group Halloween Costumes

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing…

Dressing up for Halloween never gets old.  Whether you’re 5 or 25, everyone finds a little bit of enjoyment in finding the perfect costume!  Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing up solo, getting your friends together to pull off an awesome group costume makes the night even more memorable!

  • If you need something super quick and simple, emoji t-shirts are the answer!  All you need to do is purchase plain yellow t-shirts from Walmart, Target, etc.  Pick your fave emoji and create the face on your shirt using whatever color felt material you need.  Simply cut out the shapes and hot glue each piece of felt onto your shirt!Chelsea Crockett - Emoji Costumes
  • If you have a big enough group, be the seven dwarves from Snow White!  All you need are different colored long-sleeved shirts (colors that the dwarves wear), beanies, felt (black, yellow, and white), laced boots, and high white socks.  For the white felt, cut letters and hot glue them to the shirt to spell out whoever you are, whether it be Happy or Sleepy!  With the black felt, make a belt with a square yellow buckle on the front.  After you do this, you’re set!
  • Basing costumes off you and your friend’s favorite movie is easy and such a fun idea!  There are so many movies to pull costume ideas from such as Disney movies, Mean Girls, etc.  Pick the easiest and best one to go off of and go from there!

Let me know below what you and your friends are being for Halloween!  You never know, I may need some help myself!

Happy Halloween! – Chelsea

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DIY Bff Halloween Costumes

One of the most fun things about halloween is getting creative with your costume. Especially if you and your bff are pairing up. Pair costumes are so fun, because you…

One of the most fun things about halloween is getting creative with your costume. Especially if you and your bff are pairing up. Pair costumes are so fun, because you can get so artistic and out-there with them! The possibilities are endless! If you want to be the best dressed at any halloween, here are a few examples of bff costumes you and your bestie can rock! Plus, they’re all DIY so you can be totally proud of your creations.

  1. Barbie and Ken: If your bff is a guy, or if your bff is willing to dress as a guy, dress up like these two did as Barbie acouple costume (2)nd Ken! How cute are they!
  2. Starbucks drinks: This one is super easy to do! All you need is black tights, a black shirt, a white lace dress, some Starbucks cups, brown booties, and some paper to make the labels!
  3. The dancing girls emoji: This one is also really easy to remake. All you need is a black long-sleeved leotard, tights, some black slip on shoes, and big black bows! I love this costume, it is so simple but totally adorable! It is also great for a last-minute costume because it doesn’t have many parts to it.

Wear your costumes with pride! You will be the envy of every Halloween party, everyone will wish they were as creative as you, plus they’ll be jealous that you have such a stinkin’ awesome BFF that will dress up crazy with you. 😉

XOXO, Chels 

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DIY Spooky Dorm Decor

One of the reasons I am totally pumped to go to college is the fact that I can decorate my dorm. Pinterest is full of adorable pictures of dolled-up dorm…

One of the reasons I am totally pumped to go to college is the fact that I can decorate my dorm. Pinterest is full of adorable pictures of dolled-up dorm rooms, and I totally cannot wait to do that to mine! In the meantime, I can recommend dorm décor to my college ladies out there. Here are a few simple ways to bring Halloween with you to your dorm room! All of your neighbors are going to be so jealous of your sweet décor.

  1. Monster door: Have some spare construction paper laying around? If not, go to Walmart, grab a pack, and create a monster on your door! Cover the whole door with black paper, then make a small red section. Cut out white triangles for the fangs and orange ovals for squinty eyes and you’re set!  dorm
  2. Melty crayon pumpkins: I had this DIY on my website a while ago, but here is a refresher! If you aren’t too keen on carving pumpkins or you want to switch things up, try this super unique spin on pumpkin decorating!  It’s really easy to do, and only requires a large white fake pumpkin, some hot glue, 16-20 crayons, a hair dryer, and some newspapers to cover your workspace. HERE are the instructions!dorm 1
  3. Glowing eyes: I am willing to guess that you have some cardboard toilet paper rolls laying around your dorm bathroom. Take a few of them and cut out different eye shapes in them. Grab some glow sticks, duct tape them inside the rolls, then place them around your room! Creepy AND creative.

All of your friends are going to want to hang around your room because it is the most spook-tacular! 😉

XOXO, Chels

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Halloween Cake Pops!

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some…

Tis’ the season of Halloween treats and festivities! There’s nothing I love more than finding fun recipes to put my baking skills to use. Cake pops, in particular, are some of my favorite treats to make. Take a minute to Google image all of the different Halloween pop ideas. You can make ghosts, mummies, jack-o-lanterns, black cats, monsters, etc. The ideas are endless. Not only are they cute but they taste even better!Chelsea Crockett - Spider Cake Pops

If you’re creative in the kitchen, you may be able to come up with an idea or two on how to decorate your cake pops. My favorite ones, like the pops on the right, call for chocolate cake batter, black sprinkles, black icing, black licorice, and the edible hard sugar that acts as the eyes (you can even make them out of icing too!). How simple is that? Another recipe calls for white icing and Oreo cake batter decorated with googly eyes. It was the cutest tray of little white ghosts that tasted delicious as well!

So what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and ingredients and let the baking, icing, and eating begin!

XOXO, Chels

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Halloween Costume Rules

Okay ladies. I know some of us have been planning our Halloween costumes for this year since the day after Halloween last year (aka me…), but I just want to…

Okay ladies. I know some of us have been planning our Halloween costumes for this year since the day after Halloween last year (aka me…), but I just want to remind you of a few Halloween costume rules that are essential to picking the perfect ensemble. Halloween is a chance to show your creative side. Like I said, there are a few little tips to keep in mind while assembling your disguise.

  1. Raid your closet before opening your wallet. You already have a closet full of clothes, so put them to use. Plus, you probably have access to a sister or bff’s closet, too. 😉 Use what you have to create a great costume!tumblr_mbflqeKvrz1qg9syc
  2. Know what you’re getting yourself into. If you are going to a Halloween party or gathering, ask around to find out the dress code. If people don’t really dress up at the party you are attending, it wouldn’t be wise to show up in full vampire gettup!
  3. Keep it classy. Sexy school teacher = not a wise option. I know you are more creative than that! Halloween is not a time to show off what your momma gave you, it is a time to show your talents in the area of costume design!
  4. Mind the weather: If it is going to be in the 40’s or 50’s, The Little Mermaid might not be the best costume option. Dress for the weather so you aren’t shivering with your teeth chattering the whole time!

Start thinking about your Halloween costume now so you can have the best one out of all your friends! Pinterest is a great resource for those kinds of things!

XOXO, Chels

 

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Halloween Inspiration Straight from the Runway

Fashion month just ended…aka I’m having major FOMO! Even though I’m still waiting to attend a fashion week of my own, it didn’t stop me from constantly keeping up with…

Fashion month just ended…aka I’m having major FOMO! Even though I’m still waiting to attend a fashion week of my own, it didn’t stop me from constantly keeping up with the month of fashion. Between snapchats, magazines, and Instagram, I was fully kept up! A few designers that caught my eye were Betsey Johnson, Jeremy Scott, and Hood by Air. Their shows were so fun and lively, which got me thinking about Halloween. Keep on reading to find out how I got Halloween inspiration straight from the runway and a few pics to recreate the looks!

Betsey Johnson is known for her crazy patterns, energetic shows, and of course…closing every show with her famous splits! This year’s show was inspired by bright colors, flowers, and rainbows. This gave me major inspiration to be a 70’s flower power girl! Break out the bright eye shadow, hair crimper, bright flared jeans, and platform shoes!Chelsea Crockett- betsey johnson makeupChelsea Crockett- Betsey Johnson

I would love to get inside Jeremy Scott’s mind. His designs are genius and youthful. This year, Jeremy’s runway show made me think of 80’s disco girls. Start by teasing your hair as high as it’ll go, slip on a sequin dress, and throw on some heavy eyeliner! Now you’re the dancing queen!Chelsea Crockett- Jeremy ScottChelsea Crockett- Jeremy Scott Hair

The Hood by Air show as crazy! Instead of traditional contouring, they decided to contour without blending! This gave the models a very harsh, almost scary appearance. If you’re looking to be a zombie this year, try out this technique with any colors you’d like!

My final favorite Halloween inspo came from Tommy Hilfiger. His spring/summer collection was inspired by Jamaica and got me in the mood for the beach. Try dressing up in floral attire (Hawaiian print), beachy waved hair, and/or a swimsuit cover-up!   Chelsea Crockett- Tommy Hilfiger

Comment below what you’re being for Halloween!

            -Chelsea

 

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What to Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

Halloween is such a fun time of the year! For one night you get to dress up as someone or something else, hangout with all of your friends, and of…

Halloween is such a fun time of the year! For one night you get to dress up as someone or something else, hangout with all of your friends, and of course, get lots and lots of candy!  So what do you do with all of that left over Halloween candy?  Who knows, it could still be sitting there until Christmas!  I’ve got the perfect dessert dip to make with your loads of candy! Chelsea Crockett- monster cookie dough dip

Monster cookie dough dip is perfect for all of those M&M and Reese’s Pieces packets you got in your bag. Here’s what you’ll need:

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Oats (regular or quick)
1 Cup  Miniature Plain M&Ms and/or Reese’s Pieces
1 Cup Miniature Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

 

All you have to do is mix in all of the ingredients until smooth! (Hint: place it in the refrigerator to harden once it’s complete.)  Grab some graham crackers or pretzels and dig in!  Enjoy!

Happy Halloween!

Chelsea

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Haunted Halloween Adventures!

My favorite season is finally in full swing!  We have fall flowers and pumpkins decorating the outside of our house.  I love building a fire outside and having a good…

My favorite season is finally in full swing!  We have fall flowers and pumpkins decorating the outside of our house.  I love building a fire outside and having a good group of people over to enjoy it with me.  Fall is also a time to celebrate Halloween (obviously!).  At our house, Halloween is just a time to dress up, play pranks, and scare each other.  It’s all in fun!

While I’m sure some of you are planning a costume party for Halloween, others may have haunted houses or trails on their minds.  It’s both frightening and entertaining to get your friends together and go to a local haunted house Chelsea Crockett - Fright Festor trail.  If you’re looking for ideas, you can google local hauntings in your area.  Another great place to go for a scare is your closest theme park.  Places like Six Flags fill their theme park with ghouls, ghosts, goblins, and more.  They have haunted hayrides, houses, and scary people roaming the grounds.  It’s always exciting to go with friends…plus if you like a thrill, you can hit the roller coasters! If you live near a big city, you can often find famous local haunted houses that are some of the best in the country! For example, St. Louis is home of the Darkness and Creepy World! Both equally fun and terrifying :).

So, what are you waiting for?  Grab some friends this weekend and enjoy the cool air and haunted activities in your area!

Happy fall! – Chels

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DIY Pumpkin Face Mask!

After a long summer of being in the sun, our skin could use some pampering.  A great way to relax and nurture your skin is with a DIY pumpkin facial…

After a long summer of being in the sun, our skin could use some pampering.  A great way to relax and nurture your skin is with a DIY pumpkin facial mask!  Half a cup of canned pumpkin has 953 mg of vitamin A in it. With its wrinkle-fighting properties and tons of vitamins, this orange fruit soothes and hydrates tired skin.

Chelsea Crockett - Pumpkin Face MaskSome of us are getting older and probably won’t be trick or treating for Halloween.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have some friends over for a mini spa party?  Especially because Halloween is on a Friday this year!  Have your friends bring some snacks, you provide the drinks and the ingredients for the DIY pumpkin mask. Everyone at the party could mix their own pumpkin mask and then apply to their face!  Be sure to snap some pictures because I’m sure you’ll look awesome with pumpkin smeared all over your faces :).

Here is a recipe you could try.  Feel free to look up others online and have fun!  The ingredients you will need are: 2 cups of canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons of unflavored yogurt, 4 tablespoons of honey, and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Combine ingredients, smooth onto face, and relax for 10 minutes.  Then, rinse off mask with warm water.

If you have another recipe, feel free to share it with me below!

Happy fall! – Chelsea

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